Spurs To Open New Contract Talks With Pochettino

Tottenham are set to offer their current manager Mauricio Pochettino a contract extension to fend off interest from Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea, according to The Mirror.

Pochettino arrived in England and took over Southampton in 2013, having managed La Liga side Espanyol for 3 years. However, after spending just 18 months with the Saints, Pochettino moved on to take the helm at Tottenham Hotspur FC in 2014, and in less than two seasons, has managed to develop the North London Club immensely.

In his first season, the Argentinian helped Spurs secure a 5th-place finish in the league, and also led them to the 2015 League Cup final. He played a huge part in developing the youth at the club as well, with promising English youngsters like Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier flourishing under his management.

Pochettino’s success at Spurs has attracted a few potential big-time suitors, with his name being linked with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and even Real Madrid.

To fend off interest from the ‘big boys,’ and to reward the success he has achieved, Spurs have opened talks with the 44-year-old over a new contract, according to The Mirror. However, the Tottenham hierarchy aren’t too panicked by the interest, since Pochettino still has three and a half years left on his current deal.

Spurs currently lie second in the Premier League table, 5 points behind league leaders Leicester City with 7 more games to go. And although it may be debatable whether or not Spurs will win the league title this season, they do look set to secure a Champions League spot under the leadership of their Argentine manager.

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